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Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is a key part in accessing dive sites far out from shore, but also comes with a whole new set of rules and safety considerations. Get yourself up to speed and become a boat diving expert with this speciality course.

The Training

The PADI Boat Diver course includes two parts: 

  • Knowledge Development – Starting off with the Search and Recovery Diver manual we will provide to you, learn the unique terminology and safety considerations you need to take when diving from a boat. You will then review this and go into further detail throughout your training with an instructor.
  • Open Water Dives – Over the course of a day you will conduct 2 open water dives with an instructor practising the following and more whilst you discover a whole new diving experience:
    • Boat terminology.
    • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
    • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.


    • 10 years and above
    • PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent from an alternative agency
    • Good physical health – You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us




  • Manual or e-learning + certification
  • 2 Open water dives
  • Transport to and from dive sites
  • 10% off Aqua Lung and APEKS dive accessories
  • Lifetime membership of the Wreckheads Club

Time commitment

1 day